Just posed a question to the other Chicago players as to whether or not we should start counterpicking in tournament matches. I ask this because this is a game where I feel that most of the characters (who aren't, say, Mits, Pyrrahs, etc) have some matches where quite a few things can be exploited. Of course, as the game draws, new tactics will be found and refined but, as I put it to them, you can't make a slow character fast or a short-ranged one right fullscreen. While I'm more of a 'character loyalist', I happen to be able to play quite a few characters competently, so I'm torn between the two choices. What do you guys think? What's more, what do you all think of counterpicking against other players (in other words, playing a character you know your opponent may not be up to slack on?). It's general knowledge which characters are underplayed and, either through their own admission or watching them play, you can see which characters your opponent may not know too well. I know some people are on the side of 'your opponent should know the match' and others think it may be underhanded or lacking of skill, but what do you guys think? I'm personally indifferent towards other players doing it but I don't think I could do that myself. I think you can change the tools a player has but you can never change their thought patterns. Really want to hear feedback from you guys, people who travel and don't alike, to get an idea of how you view the game.